Marche Style Mussels

Cozze alla marchigiana

Ingredients for four people

  • 1 Kg Mussels
  • One tomato
  • Parsley
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • ½ glass of white wine
  • Bread
  • One small saffron bag
  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt

Clean the mussels then put them into a bowl covered with water adding two handful of salt. Leave them in the bowl for a couple of hours so that they expel all the sand and dirt.

Chop the garlic and parsley and then put them into a pot together with olive oil and start cooking. When garlic becomes a bit yellow, add the tomato you previously peeled and cut into small cubes, and some salt.

Add the mussels and the half glass of wine and let it evaporate, then add the saffron and keep cooking for ten more minutes.

Cut the bread into slices and toast it a little bit. Then serve the mussels together with their sauce and the toasted bread in the plates.

Suggested wine match: Pecorino DOC